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Externship Highlight Webinar: Ready for Takeoff- Disability and International Exchange


Webinar for students with disabilities by students with disabilities.

Johna Wright, 2020 Access to Exchange Extern presented “Ready for Takeoff: Disability and International Exchange” webinar! It was a lively and informative panel discussion and Q&A session geared toward students with disabilities who are interested in studying abroad or international exchange opportunities.

Topics covered included: finding an exchange program that fits your needs, application processes, scholarship opportunities, and more! This event is open to everyone, and you are highly encouraged to review it if you are interested in the topic. Check out the transcript in the Documents.

NCDE Extern 2020

“As a disabled person who has been fortunate enough to experience multiple exchanges, I have seen firsthand how international exchanges can drastically boost confidence, improve mobility and self-advocacy skills, and allow for self-exploration that may not be possible at your home university.”

Johna Wright

Learn more about the NCDE’s “Access to Exchange” Externship and more about the webinar host, Johna Wright, and the inaugural externship cohort of 2020.

Webinar: “Ready for Take-Off: Disability and International Exchange”

Date: Friday, October 16th

Time: 8pm (ET) 5pm (PT)

Access the transcript under documents.

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The National Clearinghouse on Disability and Exchange is a project of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, designed to increase the participation of people with disabilities in international exchange between the United States and other countries, and is supported in its implementation by Mobility International USA.

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